Friday, January 15, 2010

WIRTW #110


While the tragedy in Haiti has pushed Jay and Conan off the front page, NBC’s late night debacle continues to be one of the week’s biggest stories. My fellow bloggers share their thoughts on the myriad employment law issues this story raises:

Other issues covered this week:

Race Discrimination

Wage & Hour

Harassment

Finally, two follow-ups to earlier posts of mine.

  • LaborPains.org reports that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is predicting that the Employee Free Choice Act will pass by March. His statement is the exact opposite of my prediction on this same issue.

  • The Evil HR Lady asks whether it is legal not to hire someone because she is the sister of a former employee that did not leave on good terms. Associational retaliation – that is, taking an action against someone because a close relation engaged in protected activity – is not illegal in the 6th Circuit. The Supreme Court, however, is considering reviewing this issue, so it is worth keeping an eye on it.


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